3D printing can identify device size for LAA occlusion March 13, 2018 -- Determining the best occluder device size necessary to properly seal the left atrial appendage (LAA) before implanting the device may be feasible with the assistance of 3D printing, according to two separate presentations at ECR 2018 in Vienna.
Hybrid 3D printing reduces chest tumor surgery times March 12, 2018 -- Researchers from Spain have created 3D-printed lung cancer models based on a combination of CT scans and MR images. They explained how to make these hybrid models and also described the advantages of using them to guide tumor removal in an ECR 2018 poster presentation that won a cum laude award. Discuss
Hospitals begin to tap vast potential of 3D printing March 8, 2018 -- Medical 3D printing services company 3D LifePrints is on the expansion trail. It creates surgical planning models for cardiac, orthopedic, and craniofacial cases, based predominantly on CT and MR images, and it is also focusing on 3D printing of medical device prototypes and surgical tools such as bespoke cutting guides. Discuss
HeartFlow partners with Imperial College London March 7, 2018 -- Cardiovascular software developer HeartFlow said it has undertaken a collaborative research initiative with Imperial College London involving deep learning and medical imaging.
Augmented reality may help guide facet joint injections March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - Augmented reality technology could potentially be used to guide injections of the lumbar facet joint, saving time and avoiding radiation dose exposure for radiologists, according to research presented on Saturday at ECR 2018. Discuss
iCAD gets CE Mark for PowerLook Tomo March 2, 2018 -- iCAD has received the CE Mark for its PowerLook Tomo Detection 2.0 deep-learning computer-aided detection software for digital breast tomosynthesis.
Radiologists can future-proof themselves by embracing 3D visualization February 28, 2018 -- There are many new applications for imaging data, and radiologists need to jump in to make themselves future-proof, according to Dr. Peter van Ooijen from the University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands. Technologies for 3D visualization are rapidly gaining importance, and to guarantee their future survival, radiologists must understand their potential, as well as their pitfalls. Discuss